Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt is the top-selling female rock artist of the 1970s and one of the most artistically diverse recording artists of the last fifty years. One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, she has sung on over 120 albums, with at least 31 gold and platinum records, and sold more than 100 million records worldwide with such hits as “You’re No Good”, “Blue Bayou” the duet “Somewhere Out There” with James Ingram, and “Don’t Know Much” with Aaron Neville. Linda’s artistry and talent have been recognized with 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, an Emmy, and an ALMA Award, Linda is a pioneer in successfully stretching the boundaries and genres of popular music across rock, country, jazz, opera, Americana, Latin, and Broadway. She was awarded the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, honored by President Barack Obama with the National Medal of Arts in 2014, and received the Kennedy Center Honors lifetime artistic achievement in 2019.

Growing up in Tucson, Arizona, 40 miles from the Mexican border, Linda has always embraced her Mexican heritage, celebrated through her ground-breaking interpretations of the great mariachi classics on her Grammy-winning album, Canciones de mi Padre, still the largest selling Spanish-language album in the U.S. Music Industry. Linda has also had other hugely successful projects, including country albums with Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton, and a series of platinum albums of American Standards with the legendary Nelson Riddle. Simply put, no one has ever matched her fearless diversity of music and successful celebration of many genres of music.